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Shrimp Scampi with Linguine Recipe for Two

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

This Shrimp Scampi with Linguine is super easy and delicious with garlic sauteed shrimp covered in a lemon butter sauce and served with perfectly cooked linguine. Garnish with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes to kick it up a notch. 

This small batch recipe is ready in just 20 minutes. This dish makes a perfect lunch, dinner or impressive and romantic date night meal for two. 

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This simple scampi is made without wine but feel free to serve a nice glass of wine with it. Serve this dish with a salad, side dish or two, along with bread and appetizer.

How to make Shrimp Scampi with Linguine:

Bring a medium sauce pan of water to a boil. Click for a medium sauce pan.

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Sprinkle in 1/2 tablespoon salt.

Add the linguine and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the package directions.

liguine boiling in a pan with a wooden spoon

At the same time, in a large non-stick frying pan with high sides, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Click for a non-stick frying pan with high sides.

Add the garlic, shrimp, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and the black pepper.  Cook until the shrimp have just turned pink and opaque, about 4 minutes, stirring often.

shrimp, garlic, salt, and pepper frying in a pan

Remove from the heat, and add the parsley, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir to combine.

shrimp scampi frying in a pan with fresh parsley

Optional – When the pasta is done, reserve a 1/8 cup of the pasta water and add it to the pan with the shrimp.

Drain the cooked linguine and then add it to the shrimp and sauce.

linguine added to the pan with the shrimp scampi

Toss well to combine everything and serve.

Tips for this dish:

  • For much easier prep buy frozen shrimp that is already peeled, deveined, and has tails removed.
  • Break the linguine in half to make it easier to fit into the sauce pan.
  • To prevent water from boiling over when you cook pasta, place a wooden spoon on top of the water.
Shrimp Scampi with Linguine Recipe for Two

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Yield: 2 servings

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

This Shrimp Scampi with Linguine is super easy and delicious with garlic sautéed shrimp covered in a lemon butter sauce and served with perfectly cooked linguine. Garnish with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes to kick it up a notch.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 lb linguine pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 pound shrimp (peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring a medium sauce pan of water to a boil. Click for a medium sauce pan.
  2. Sprinkle in 1/2 tablespoon salt.
  3. Add the linguine and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the package directions.
  4. At the same time, in a large non-stick frying pan with high sides, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Click for a non-stick frying pan with high sides.
  5. Add the garlic, shrimp, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and the black pepper. Cook until the shrimp have just turned pink and opaque, about 4 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Remove from the heat, and add the parsley, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir to combine.
  7. Optional - When the pasta is done, reserve a 1/8 cup of the pasta water and add it to the pan with the shrimp.
  8. Drain the cooked linguine and then add it to the shrimp and sauce.
  9. Toss well to combine everything and serve.

Notes

  • For much easier prep buy frozen shrimp that is already peeled, deveined, and has tails removed.
  • Break the linguine in half to make it easier to fit into the sauce pan.
  • To prevent water from boiling over when you cook pasta, place a wooden spoon on top of the water.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 285mg Sodium: 985mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 30g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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